Siobhan-Marie O’Connor Is Scheduled to Swim 200 IM at British Champs


After scratching her races in the 200 breast and 100 free, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor is listed in the 200 IM heat sheets. There was a bit of speculation after the multi-time British champ scratched two of her races, however, O’Connor did prove that she was saving up for her stronger-suited events. O’Connor is the fastest seed by nearly 3 seconds with a 2:09.80.

Making small shifts in potential transitional finalists in the women’s 200 IM is Katie Robertson. Earlier in the meet, Robertson swam the transitional final in the 50 breast (2nd), 50 fly (3rd), and 200 breast (6th).

Remaining absent from the meet is Polly Holden, who will also not compete in the 400 free. Two other swimmers, Caroline Lewitt (50 back) and Daniel Morley (200 IM), have also yet to make a splash at the meet and have thus made more room for the junior final in their respective events.

In the men’s 800 free, 400 free and 400 IM transitional final winner Jakob Goodman has scratched his 5th place seed in the event. This now made room for William Ryley, 6th-place finisher in the 1500 free, to swim the fastest heat with finals. Ioan Evans has also scratched his 19th seed in this event after swimming the junior final in the 100 free and 400 free.

Along O’Connor’s top seed time in the women’s 200 IM, here are the other top seeds for Saturday’s prelims session:

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5 years ago

She looks back to her best! First swim of the year, 2.11.7 heat easing down the whole last 50m – 1.38.1 at 150m.

Thomas Selig
Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

Agreed. That looked really great from SMOC. 1:38:1 through 150 is excellent (particularly for a heat swim). Could see our first auto qualifier on the women’s side.

Proud also with a very easy 21.5.

Really looking forward to the men’s 200 IM too. Not sure anyone will be getting an auto qualifier, but the CT of 1:57:85 is within range of a few guys you’d think, and should be a great race.

Reply to  Thomas Selig
5 years ago

I’m excited to see what Dean can do, he’s been on good form already this season. Scott and Max in good form too.

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Nick has had the passion for swimming since his first dive in the water in middle school, immediately falling for breaststroke. Nick had expanded to IM events in his late teens, helping foster a short, but memorable NCAA Div III swim experience at Calvin University. While working on his B.A. …

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